Gordon Murray, the designer of one of the most iconic road cars, well, ever, has his own vehicle production company now—Gordon Murray Automotive, which launched in October. With car companies come cars, and Murray’s first will be a one that’s “inspired by the engineering principles” of the McLaren F1.
At a mass-market auto show in America, it’s pretty difficult to find anything that’s genuinely weird in the ways I tend to like: small, strange, slow, and ideally with peculiar engineering. Happily, down in the basement, I found something that came close enough, and took it for a spin: a funny little concept car from,…
The new Shell city-car concept is a bit like the younger cousin you don’t see often—cute and kind of weird, but intriguing at the same time. The car, which has the ability to get up to 107 miles per gallon, comes by the efforts of an odd combination—an oil company and the designer of the McLaren F1 car.
TVR is coming back! It’s actually happening, and now they’ve begun to settle on an exciting new home with track access and a state-of-the-art manufacturing process. V8s. Carbon fiber. Batshit insanity. It’s back.
Not long after Gordon Murray revealed his new iStream Carbon chassis structure with Yamaha’s tasty concept car, TVR announced that the full carbon package will be a no cost option on its Launch Edition cars expected later this year. And there’s more.
VW’s use of a secret cheat code to skirt US emissions regulations on their small diesel cars is pretty ingenious. But is it the most ingenious cheat in automotive history?
The new TVR company led by British entrepreneur Les Edgar took more than 250 deposits for its Gordon Murray-designed and Cosworth-powered sports car that will debut at next year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. That means if you want one, you’ll have to wait until 2018 now.
But he isn’t talking about the F1’s central seating position. More about how a road car could win Le Mans in front of the prototypes at first try in 1995. It’s a good story.
Look at this photo, and look at it good. It’s from 1993 and shows XP3, Gordon Murray’s personal F1 which is known today as K50 BAT. Those indicators and fog lamps didn’t make it into production.
Gordon Murray’s T.25 city car concept seems to be doomed. First, it looked like the pair would see production next year. Then Yamaha made a concept for the Tokyo Auto Show using Murray’s iStream build process. Now, Shell and Geo joined in to “totally re-think” the 2010 car, but still won’t put it into production.
Legendary McLaren F1-designer Gordon Murray has been obsessed with his T.25 and T.27 city cars lately, and now it looks like engine-maker Yamaha could put some of Murray's fascinating ideas into production with the Yamaha MOTIV. Just think of it as a Smart Car you'd want to drive.
These days, McLaren F1 designer Gordon Murray is working on a project that is remarkably different from the supercar that made him famous. It's a pair of city cars called the T.25 and T.27, and he recently announced they will hit the road in 2016.
I'm not talking about Gordon Murray's blueprints, nor the Ultima GTR that was used for the prototype. McLaren's 'Lost Weekend' is the story of how the first real version of one of the greatest driving cars ever built, the F1, was born.
Tucked away in a factory, deep in the heart of England, a group of engineers worked tirelessly through the winter. Their dream was to craft a World Championship winning machine, capable of re-writing the history books. They garnered the most powerful engines, enlisted the world’s fastest drivers, and constructed an…
The man who designed some of the wildest and most successful Formula One cars of all time, as well as the McLaren F1, is indeed something of a prophet of clever aerodynamics. But when this picture was taken, at the 1986 Spanish Grand Prix, Murray’s latest radical design sucked big time. It was also the way to the…
Surely this must classify as a warp event in ‘80s teenage bedroom poster physics. The only thing missing is Farrah Fawcett frolicking on the engine cover. Click for another picture!
The F1 was the fastest production car for over a decade. Here is video from the cockpit on March 31, 1998, when the McLaren recorded its highest speed ever.